Here’s One $300,000 Reason You Shouldn’t Go Into Work With Vertigo

By : Ben Hayward |


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There’s nothing worse than having to go into work when you feel like death warmed up – especially if your job involves $300,000 (£207,000) pieces of art.

Redditor Fugeezy may have taken the gold medal for work based fuck-ups with this tale of despair that they posted to the always amusing ‘Today I Fucked Up’ (TIFU) Reddit thread.

Fugeezy works at an art gallery and sometimes has to move around some pretty expensive artworks.

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Let’s hand over to them to spell out exactly what happened:

Last week I had a terrible ear infection that gave me vertigo. I called in sick, but my boss told me I had to come in.

After taking a tremendous amount of medicine, I felt alright, as long as I didn’t stand, move, or breathe slightly.

My boss asked me to move a piece of art work, and I obliged because I’m an idiot.

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That seems bad enough but, bearing in mind Fugeezy has fucking vertigo, what happened next seems pretty stupid:

Not only did I have to move the artwork, but I had to put it up high on the wall because of the way we place our art.

I had to get on a ladder and everything was fine until I started to get dizzy and dropped the canvas.

The framing popped open, the glass shattered, and the canvas had a tear in it.

I was near tears and my boss runs in and starts freaking out – this particular piece is worth $300k, and the artist, who is very well known, was loaning it to us.

Fugeezy hasn’t been to work since – I bet the boss wishes she just let them take the day off.

However, that wasn’t quite the end of the story:

I decided to call my boss and she said she’s setting up a meeting with the curator of the gallery and I should expect a reply on Monday if I still have my job.

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It looks like everything should be fine though – which is fair enough as it doesn’t really seem like Fugeezy’s fault:

My co-worker just texted me and told me that the curator just got out of a meeting with the Board of Directors and they walked out of the meeting laughing.

Sounds like they’re safe. Maybe.